After reading the comments below I'll add my two cents. I have both Ball watches and Orient watches. Somewhere in the comments below this is a comparison of the two. There is no comparison. Ball watches are far superior in every way but price. Don't get me wrong, I really like my Bambino, and at $150 it was a bargain. But the superior construction of the Ball is obvious. I love the domed mineral glass crystal on the Bambino, but the anti-reflective sapphire on my Fireman Racer is a noticeable upgrade. Ball bracelets are hard, heavy, solid, and smooth whereas Orient bracelets (at least the one on my Orient Analyst) are nice looking but a bit cheap feeling. Regardless of their ownership, Ball watches are stylish and worth the money. Just like Orient is a bargain (a steal, actually) in the under $200 range, Ball watches are a bargain in their price range.